what I’m reading: dashing through the snow by debbie macomber.

Dashing Through the SnowDashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber.

Ashley Davison just wants to surprise her mother for Christmas in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland needs to be in Seattle by December 23 for a job interview. When both of them are unable to get a ticket at the airport their only option left is to rent a car to drive from San Francisco to Seattle. The only problem is there’s only 1 car left. After much grumbling, the strangers agree to share the car and embark on their trip. Meanwhile, a case of mistaken identity puts the FBI hot on Ashley and Dash’s trail.

And of course, there’s a cute dog!

If you’re looking for a Christmas themed romantic comedy, look no further than Debbie Macomber. Many of her books have been made into Hallmark Channel movies, including this one set to air later this month. But I have to say, this book let me down. Also, it was extremely short – I read it in less than 2 hours.

Although it is a lighthearted Christmas read, this book left me at a loss. I so enjoyed other Debbie Macomber Christmas-themed books like Mrs. Miracle, Call Me Mrs. Miracle, and The Christmas Basket. I thought the premise of this story was super cute – a road trip and strangers having to share a car to get to their holiday destination. But this book didn’t build like her other novels.

The story felt a bit hurried and although it takes place over a 2-day trip, we don’t get a lot of time with Ashley and Dash. Their relationship seems rushed and I would have liked to see more character development between the two.

Additionally, I never got the character’s attraction to one another, except for physical attraction. There was no chemistry between the two. I found it odd that Ashley kept arguing and bickering with Dash, thinking he was being uncooperative, only then to imagine what it would be like to kiss him.

Plus, I just realized that the main characters are Ash and Dash. And the title – Dashing Through the Snow – is this supposed to be a play on Dash’s name?

I’m a huge fan of Debbie Macomber but this book just did not live up to others written by her. I would recommend some of her older books if you are looking for a good read.

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